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Do you prefer your map front or back of the book?
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Do you prefer your map front or back of the book?
Front
72%
 72%  [ 18 ]
Back
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
Don't care so long as there IS a map
20%
 20%  [ 5 ]
I hate maps
4%
 4%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 25

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Parmenion



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL how pissed would you be if you didnt find the map in the book until after you had finished reading it!

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Ry_Darrick



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

^^^^ Is that possible???

I know what you mean anyway lol...
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Max Power



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Parmenion wrote:
to be really picky i like an overall map in the front and as you travel around to diferent areas a more defined map (more detail) as the characters travel around the world Very Happy


I'm with Parm on this one. I like an overall world map, and then smaller, more detailed snippets within books as locations change. It all adds to the 'real world' feel of a story for me.
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Lizzy



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the map at the back, where a glossary would be in a text book. *shrugs* but then I've read a lot of text books and so I guess that's where I expect that sort of info to be.
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Selik



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well since the poll seems to have ended before I got here, i'll just say that I agree with the majority. I much prefer it at the front.


Just edited... that's weird, I can now vote. Confused
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squiz



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished the book, only realised the map was in the back about halfway through Embarassed didnt get one in the first book either so didnt expect there to be one. Confused me quite abit, because i already had an image of what i thought it would look like, and then the map changed all that!

I prefer it in the front, for obvious reasons Laughing
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Drizzt



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 12:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like having a map, particularly in the front. Especially with a story as sweeping as that encompassing the Ascendants. Maps are tricky beasts though, and both a blessing and a curse for a writer.
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Selik



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's better at the front, cos then you know the country/countries you're reading about as you go into the novel, rather than finding it the back once you've finished.
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dragonkillernz



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, manys the time I've not realised there's been some sort of reference material until after I've finished the book, if said material is at the back. Please forgive me for following this CRAZY convention we have in the Western world of reading a book from left to right, front to back, unless otherwise instructed Razz
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Al. I. Cuza



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really don't care where the map is. But there should be a map. I read the german version of the book (didn't find the english version in Vienna) and the map is in the front. And it's okay where it is.

What I don't like about it, is, that it's to small, and I can't really find everything on the map (only referring to locations and events in the first book, just beginning to read the second).

What I wanted to ask is, will there be any larger map available for buying? Something like a poster? Or maybe just a pdf-map for downloading and printig yourself (if you have the nerves to use all of you printer ink Wink )

PS: This is my first post in this forum! And congrats to you James! Your book is fabulous!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure Malop can sort you out with a map, he's the master of such things Razz

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum Al Very Happy
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Al. I. Cuza



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the warm welcome Smile
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Malop



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Al and the Estoria map is still hosted here:

http://www.pmaloney.co.uk/ascendants/AscendantsMain.htm
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Al. I. Cuza



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the link. What program is the map done with? Because i find the map in the book to be much better looking, even though smaller.
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